Lord Carew's Bride by Mary Balogh

By Mary Balogh

From New York Times bestselling writer Mary Balogh come vintage stories of affection grew to become risky, set amid the beauty of Regency England—a time rife with ardour, betrayal, and intrigue.
Jennifer Winwood has been engaged for 5 years to a guy she hardly ever is familiar with yet believes to be honorable and strong: Lord Lionel Kersey. abruptly, she turns into the quarry of London’s so much infamous womanizer, Gabriel Fisher, the Earl of Thornhill. Jennifer has no concept that she is simply a pawn within the long-simmering feud among those headstrong, impossible to resist men—or that she is going to turn into a prize extra worthwhile than revenge.
Jennifer’s cousin Samantha Newman is smarting after she too is toyed with through Lord Kersey. in the middle of her heartbreak, she seeks solace from her new pal, the disabled gardener Hartley Wade. If in basic terms she knew that Hartley is secretly Lord Carew, and that he hides greater than outstanding wealth: a passionate mystery held deep in his center that basically her love can show.

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Samantha hooted inelegantly. " she said. "He was here for a week�visiting Gabriel�and left this morning. I always enjoy Francis's company. He teases me about being on the shelf and I tease him about his dandyish appearance. Lavender silk for dinner last evening, indeed, and in the country! " "And it would serve him right if I accepted one of these times," Samantha said. " Lady Boyle looked at her in some shock herself and smiled uncertainly at the countess. "No, if you really do not mind, Jenny, and if you will not be hurt, Rosalie," Samantha said, "I believe I will walk alone this afternoon.

And yet the result was curiously pleasing. Samantha could not think of a house�and she had seen many of England 's most stately�that she admired more. "Thank you," Mr. Wade said when she told him so. " she asked him. He looked at her blankly for a moment before laughing. "No," he said. "But I shall pass along your compliment to the marquess. " "How absurd you are," she said. The park was quite unconventionally designed. There were no formal parterre gardens before the house but only a wide cobbled terrace and several large flowerpots, empty at this time of year.

It is too late to go down to the lake now," he said. "It must be past teatime, and you will be missed. " "I would love to," she said. "But you are working. " "Artists," he said, "and writers and musicians are often accused of being idle when they are staring into space. Often they are hardest at work at such times. I have been sitting here beside you, Miss Newman, having ideas for my�employer's park. I would not have sat here, perhaps, if I had not been with you, and would not therefore have had the ideas.

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